Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats!

Today I’ll be sharing some of my favorite quick and easy healthy halloween treats to help you spookify snacktime.

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats

They’re REALLY easy!!! As in zero Pinterest skills required! Pinky promise.

I love Pinterest, I do, but what I’m not in love with is spending hours on an OMGSOFRUSTERATING project just to have it look like something out of a horror movie.

Halloween is probably one of the more forgiving holidays for cutesy foods and crafts because even the most henious of Pinterest fails can easily look like it was done on purpose.

Oh that half-melted cookie monster pile of goo? I was totally going for a scare-the-pants-off-your-kids vibe with those! Don’t judge meeeee!

These healthy Halloween snacks are quick, easy, and frusteration-free!

Ready to get started!?

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats

Halloween Cheese and Crackers

There are two fabulous ways to make this spooktacular snack and the amount you make can vary from a small snack plate to a full party platter!

Little hands can help with this one too so feel free to enlist some help.

You’ll want to use a few festive mini cookie cutters for this one. They can be purchased anywhere from Target to craft stores and can even be ordered on the interwebs.

These are the ones I have and I can’t wait to order the alphabet ones next!

Next choose your cheese:

option #1: Using an extra-sharp knife, cut a block of mild cheddar into thin slices, lengthwise.

option #2: Save time by snagging pre-cut cracker-sized slices of cheddar, they’re the perfect size for mini cookie cutters!

I tried both methods and have to admit I’m a fan of the cracker slices. I picked the one that was on sale  that week and couldn’t be happier with how easy it was to cut out spooky halloween shapes with my toddler! She loved helping create these cheesy snacks and of course eating them was pretty darn fun too! All you have to do is press the cookie cutters into the cheese and pop out the spooky shapes. Done deal!

tasty tip:

Save the leftover cheese from your cookie cutter palooza for tasty pizza night or taco night toppings!

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats: Spooky Apple Slices

Spooky Apple Slices

To make sure I really got my money’s worth out of those mini cookie cutters, I put them to use once more on a pile of apples. Simply slice your apple into thin discs and cut out the core using a cookie cutter.

Eat them straight up or dip them in peanut butter (With an optional halloween sprinkle topping! Hello festive!) or your favorite flavored greek yogurt. You could even drizzle them with melted dark chocolate for an antioxidant boost and a burst of sweetness. Another awesome option would be to to take the cheese squares you saved from your cheese and crackers snack (They’ll have a cute little halloween cut out in each square!) and serve them on top of their matching apple slices. This is totally how I ate mine; I LOVE apples and cheddar!

You can also cut shapes into cantaloupe and honeydew for more fruity fun.

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats: Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups

Jack-o-Lantern Fruit Cups

These win favorite snack of the year from the chickpea. She is obsessed with all things pumpkin and begs for these little jack-o-mandarins daily. The best part is that they’re essentially the easiest thing ever. Channel your inner Picasso and scribble pumpkin faces onto juice-packed fruit cups. Pack them in lunches, serve them at a party, or enjoy them all month long as a healthy and delicious snack!

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If you get a chance to try these healthy halloween treats or invent your own creation, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Sela

    Perfect! Thank you!

  • Samantha

    Hi there! I was just wondering where you had gotten your cookie cutters from to make the Halloween cheese and crackers. Thanks!

    • Hi Samantha! Wilton makes the cutest little set of minis! I ordered mine from amazon but I’ve also seen them at certain Target and Michaels in the past! I’ll include a link to the ones I ordered in the post! xoxo

  • Mary

    What did you use for the black eyes on the cheese ghosts?

    • This time around I used little black nonpareil sprinkles but I’ve also used poppy seeds and black sesame seeds too and all work great!

  • Jessica To

    Candy corn is my favorite Halloween goody.

  • Elena

    I like candy corn

  • maleficent m

    I love milky ways! so good. I can’t wait to buy some.

  • Sara

    Hmm – my favorite Halloween treat is probably Kit Kat or Reese’s!

  • Cindy A.

    My favorite Halloween treat will always be the homemade cupcakes my aunt made every year. I can remember kids lining up to get one. 🙂

    • Jenn

      What a wonderful memory! Family-made treats are the best! <3 Thanks for sharing Cindy!

  • Heather K

    My favorite Halloween treat? That’s a hard one! I have a huge sweet tooth, and pretty much love all candy. I guess my answer is any and all candy, lol!

  • amy tolley

    my favorite halloween treat is an awesome pumpkin roll

  • Ali Celestino

    My favorite Halloween treat is snickers!

  • Kari F

    My favorite Halloween treat is ALL the candy. I always buy a little extra for me.

  • DJ

    I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

  • Tonya

    These are so cute and simple! Perfect toddler treats!

  • Rosie

    I love Hershey’s Kisses – any flavor!

  • Ellie

    My favorite Halloween treat is more for fall. My mother in law calls it a harvest mix and it has peanuts, m&m’s, candy corn, golden grahams, and pretzels. The perfect amount of sweet and salty!

    • Jenn

      Ellie that sounds fantastic!!

  • Layla

    I am definitely going to make the cheese slices for my daughter! I love Reese’s pumpkins this time of year.

    • Jenn

      You guys will have a blast making them! My toddler is all about those cookie cutters!

  • Erin

    My favorite Halloween treat is Kit Kat, no wait Twix, no Caramel Apples… A lot of them! 🙂

    • Jenn

      They’re all equally delish! 😉

  • Sheryl Edwards

    Great ideas! My favorite Halloween treat is Peanut M&Ms. I would like to try the Chocolate Beet Cookies!

  • Gina G

    My favorite Halloween treat is caramel apples!

  • Those cookie cutters are the best! My kids would love them!! Such great Halloween ideas.

    • Jenn

      Thanks Joanie!!

  • Linda

    Great ideas! My favorite is the Orange Chocolate Beet!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Linda! That’s our favorite too!

  • Lee burgess Dawson

    Candy corn is my favorite Halloween candy

    • Jenn

      It’s a classic! I’m craving some now!

  • Deirdre

    So adorable and nice to see some healthy Halloween treats for a change! My fave Halloween snackies are anything to do with pumpkin! YUMPKIN! Thanks, Jenn 🙂

    • Jenn

      Thanks Deirdre! <3

  • Christine T

    I love anything caramel!

    • Jenn

      Yum! Caramel on apples and I’m good to go!

  • Keri Justice

    i love anything chocolate.

  • Janice Cooper

    My favorite Halloween treat is the bite size 3 Muskateers and milky way candy bars and double bubble gum

  • Cookie cutters to the rescue! These are such fun and cute ideas for Halloween!

    • Jenn

      Aw thanks so much Trish!

  • Erin Ellis

    Malted Milk Balls at Halloween time are my favorite!

  • julie

    my fave Halloween treat is anything dark chocolate like a justins pb cup!

    • Jenn

      Those are so GOOD!

  • Christina O

    Caramel apples is my favorite Halloween treat.

    • Jenn

      Love the fruity-sweet combo!

  • Terry Maigi

    I love Candy Corn!

  • This year I’m planning on making Halloween Rice Krispy Treats with some Boo Berry cereal for my coworkers. I love rice krispy treats!

    • Jenn

      That’s such a fun idea Kaylin!

  • Pumpkin cookies or bottle caps!

  • Alissa H

    Hi! I’m a sucker for chocolate on Halloween but especially now that I have kids I get so excited about all these healthier Halloween treat options!

    • Jenn

      I’m right there with you! I’m probably going to eat most of the kiddo’s trick or treat goodies and I’m a little excited about it 😉 Haha!

  • Krystal Watson

    I just made some pumpkin dip the other day, I think it would be a great Halloween party food.

    • Jenn

      Love a good dip, and yes totally an awesome Halloween party dish!

  • Jennifer foskey

    My son loves these!

    • Jenn

      They’re the best! <3

  • paige callahan

    I love halloween! I love the dark chocolates like milky ways and kit kat bars!

    • Jenn

      Ooh those are GOOD!

  • Ana R.

    ALL OF THE COOKIES!!! and pumpkin roll bread. :]

  • jocelyn

    my favorite Halloween treat is popcorn balls! Love your cute ideas 🙂

    • Jenn

      Thanks Jocelyn! LOVE popcorn balls – great idea!

  • Jill i

    Thanks for the cookie cutter link!

    • Jenn

      You’re super welcome! We are going to stock up on all the holidays – my tot begs to play with them daily! Such a fun activity for making everything from snacks to salt-dough ornaments to play dough shapes 😉

  • Cassandra Eastman

    Last year for our halloween party I made little pumpkins with oranges and a small piece of celery for a stem. They were a hit!

    • Jenn

      Beyond adorable! We can’t get enough oranges so those are perfect!

  • How cute are these!! You totally nailed them! My kiddos will go crazy for this idea!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Anna! They were SO fun to make! Hope y’all love em! <3

  • Ashley Keinath

    I love this!!!! Great cute stuff! I’m such a Halloween fan and so is my kiddo!

    • Jenn

      This is my first Halloween with a toddler and OMG – it’s already so much fun! Thanks Ashley!

  • Hahaha I love the bat melon!

  • Adorable snack ideas! We love to have peanut butter crackers here! 🙂

    • Jenn

      Thanks Ashley! PB is always deeeelicious!

  • Hiedi

    We love Smart Cookies too!! I’m excited to try the mini cookie cutters, great ideas!

    • Jenn

      So stoked you love them! xoxo

  • Jennifer

    bite size chocolate anything.

  • amy guillaume linderman

    i like halloween shape pretzels and cheese cubes

  • Mandy Ryan

    My favorite Halloween treat is my Mom’s homemade pumpkin bars! They are simply the best! ?

    • Jenn

      Yum!!! You’re totally bringing me some right? 😉

  • Bridget

    Veggie hot dogs wrapped in a crescent roll to look like a mummy is my fav Halloween snack for the kiddos.

    • Jenn

      Love it Bridget!

  • These cookie cutters are adorable! My favorite Halloween treat is the pumpkin candy corn (yes, it has to be the pumpkin shaped ones…I’m weird like that)!

    • Jenn

      Those are so stinkin’ cute! I almost picked some up last week!

  • I love these they are so adorable, but I think the cheese and crackers would be my favorite 🙂

    • Jenn

      Thanks Sheena! Can’t go wrong with cheese 😉

  • I adore cookie cutters because they come in handy in so many situations!! Love these ideas!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Beth! I keep a bucket of them under my kitchen sink for all kinds of crafts and recipes – they’re the best!

  • sUCH ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE IDEAS!

  • Cindi

    My favorite Halloween treat is…maybe Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins?? So hard to choose!

    • Jenn

      Haha those are GOOD! I think I like pretty much every Halloween treat ever 😉

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